Please join us for a day of discussion and presentations on creating natural playspaces. Wherever you and your community are at in the process, this workshop will have something for you.
In the morning, we will offer plenary presentation by U of M staff and local partners that will cover the planning, installation, and programming aspects of natural playspaces with examples of what has been done in the region. The afternoon will consist of break-out discussions that will address exactly what is needed to move your project forward. Read the full news release >>>
September 9, 2011 -- Final concepts for nature-based play spaces for the cities of Crookston and Warren, Minn. have now been completed and approved. The children's play space for Crookston was designed for Castle Park (at right below), which is located off of Castle Street to the west of the Crookston hospital complex. The play space for Warren was designed for Island Park (at left below) located off of Warren's South Division Street. Learn more >>>
Final Design for Castle Park in Crookston, MN
Final Design for Island Park in Warren, MN
Also see "Preliminary Designs Completed for Nature-Based Play Spaces in Crookston and Warren, Minn."(July 29, 2011)
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
University of Minnesota, Crookston Campus
Featuring keynote by Cheryl Charles,
co-founder of the Children and Nature Network
Registration Fee: $20* (includes lunch)
Student Registration Fee: $5 (does not include lunch)
Simple steps can create mass movement to reconnect young children with nature. Learn and discuss how interactions in nature can improve health and wellness in every child.
2010 Schedule >>>
| Laura Bell |
| Linda Kingery |
Get to know the faces of passionate people connecting children and nature in your area! Meet with many individuals and learn about their programs that directly connect children and nature at the conference. Here’s a sneak peek at just a few of the people you will see.
Matt Connor & Dave Ellis